The Konomiya Hadaka Matsuri festival takes place in Konomiya near Nagoya during the first lunar month. The festival, which has a 1200 year history, centers around a man called Shin Otoko or God Man.
Inle Lake is a photographer’s paradise. A large body of freshwater situated at an altitude of 880 meters in Shan State in the north east of Myanmar. It is an extremely picturesque area with villages dotted all around the lake’s shoreline and even build on stilts in the lake.
A gathering of thousands of well groomed camels, hardened traders, devote pilgrims and holy men, gypsy dancers, moustached macho men, traveling troubadours, wall of death daredevils and scores of camera touting tourists.
Built between the 15th and 18th century, the historical temples and pagodas of Mrauk-U in the far west of Myanmar, near the border with Bangladesh are younger than the architecture of the country’s best known archeological site, Bagan.
From the day I landed in Saigon in 1991 the motorbikes of Vietnam have always fascinated me. The numbers on the street and the expert use of the bike as the vehicle of choice in transporting products, produce and people simply blew my mind.